What a Revolution! Thirty Years of Social Class Reshuffling in Iran

What a Revolution! Thirty Years of Social Class Reshuffling in Iran     Co So ra pa ti v e  d u ca fri   ies  o f d    A u th  M si a , A   an   th e ol.  V le idd .N o  Ea  29 1 , 2 5/ 121 i ve 1 0.  Un oi  ke d  D u  b y 09 20  ©  2 1x- - 04 6 e ss   ty r si  P r he 1979 revolution in Iran overturned the exiing political order. It ruptured the exiing social relations and initutions to reconruct them in a new mold. It was an idealized expression for social change and progress. Its slogans, deliberate or spontaneous, were epites of the expected orientation of the revolutionary movement by the mass of its participants and its leaders. Yet a revolution, like a fore fire or a tornado, once it takes shape, its form, direction, and extent have more to do with the internal dynamics of the interaction of its forceful mentum with the social landscape in which it traverses than with its origin or initial orientation. Such is the ory of the Iranian revolution, seeking to eablish the rule of the oppressed; to eradicate poverty, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East Duke University Press

What a Revolution! Thirty Years of Social Class Reshuffling in Iran

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Duke University Press
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Copyright 2009 by Duke University Press
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1089-201X
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1548-226X
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10.1215/1089201X-2008-046
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    Co So ra pa ti v e  d u ca fri   ies  o f d    A u th  M si a , A   an   th e ol.  V le idd .N o  Ea  29 1 , 2 5/ 121 i ve 1 0.  Un oi  ke d  D u  b y 09 20  ©  2 1x- - 04 6 e ss   ty r si  P r he 1979 revolution in Iran overturned the exiing political order. It ruptured the exiing social relations and initutions to reconruct them in a new mold. It was an idealized expression for social change and progress. Its slogans, deliberate or spontaneous, were epites of the expected orientation of the revolutionary movement by the mass of its participants and its leaders. Yet a revolution, like a fore fire or a tornado, once it takes shape, its form, direction, and extent have more to do with the internal dynamics of the interaction of its forceful mentum with the social landscape in which it traverses than with its origin or initial orientation. Such is the ory of the Iranian revolution, seeking to eablish the rule of the oppressed; to eradicate poverty,

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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle EastDuke University Press

Published: Jan 1, 2009

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